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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published December 01 2013

Weather Talk: November light on snow in Fargo-Moorhead again

Another November has come and gone with very little snow falling in Fargo-Moorhead.

From 1985 through the year 2000, snowfall in November was common and often abundant. More than half the years during that stretch recorded more than 10 inches of snow. But since the turn of the century, November snow has become much less common.

Since 2001 there have been only two years with above-average snow in November. Those two years were 2001 and 2010. Including this year, there have been seven years in that period with less than an inch of snow.

The occasional November rainfalls have been scant recently as well. Last month was our fifth-straight November with below average precipitation overall.

Decembers, on the other hand, have tended to be quite wet in recent years, contributing to spring flooding in 2009, 2010 and 2011, reminding us that the weather can and does change quickly in this area.


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